Humchen Chenaktsang is a scholar of the ngakpa tradition in Amdo. Since 1994, he has worked as an editor in the Literature and Arts section of the Tibetan-language newspaper Qinghai Tibetan News. As cofounder of the Ngakmang Institute, established in 1998, he has collected and edited rare ngakpa texts which he publishes in a series entitled Ngakmang Collected Works. To date, the series has over thirty volumes, several of which have been funded by Trace Foundation. In 2004, Humchen founded the Ngakmang School in Rebkong. He also established a ngakmang school for girls, the first of its kind. He has presented at international conferences and is involved in several ngakpa-related projects with institutes around the world. He currently lives in Xining.